The club was saddened to learn of the passing of former club stalwart Don Hosking who passed away on Tuesday 16 May 2017. Don was 94 years of age.
Don was a dedicated volunteer for the club during the 1960’s and 1970’s as Team Manager to our Under 16 and then Under 18’s sides during a particular winning era which saw many of our Juniors move through the ranks into the Seniors. Don’s son Malcom played for the club in the juniors during some of these years.
The position of Team Manager encompasses many tasks but the most valuable one is player welfare and is just as important in today’s game to ensure mental health wellbeing. Don was pivotal is assisting our young cubs on and off the field and was greatly appreciated by all at the club. Don also assisted player with recruitment.
The Under 16's made the finals in 1962, 64, 66, 67 and 69 without premiership success, however the Under 18's made the finals in 1961, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 71 and 77 winning 4 premierships in 1961, 62, 66 and 69.
Many of these players contributed to Seniors Premierships in 1967, 68 and 76 and finals appearances in 1963, 66, 69 and 71. The reserve grade also made the finals in 1967 and 68.
Rest in peace Don. The club thanks you for your service of many years and extends its sincere condolences to the family.